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No heat in or coming out of the dryer Whirlpool LE6800XTWO

I have checked the dryers exaust vent and there is air flow . I also reset the main breaker to make sure that the 240 V receptical is actually putting out 240 volts . What else could the problem be ? I think that it is the heating element in the dryer has gone bad .

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FIRST CHECK YOUR THERMAL FUSE FOR CONTINUITY IF NONE REPLACE IT AND REPOST

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